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The structure of the Indiana judicial system is laid out in Article 7 of the state Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Court of Appeals, the Indiana Circuit Courts, the Indiana Superior Courts and various courts of limited jurisdiction.


The federal court system is made up of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, the United States bankruptcy court, Northern District of Indiana and the United States bankruptcy court, Southern District of Indiana. Appeals go to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.


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Indiana counties


There are 92 counties in Indiana. Each county is served by a circuit court and most counties have a Superior Court as well.

 

  To see a list of counties in Indiana, please see - Indiana counties



Elections

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Recent election results: Indiana judicial elections, 2014
Past election results: Indiana judicial elections, 2012

Indiana judicial elections

Judicial selection in Indiana varies depending on the level of court. Supreme and Appellate court justices are chosen by appointment. Candidates for these courts are chosen by a nominating commission and, from those candidates, the Governor makes the final appointment.

Circuit and Superior court judges are primarily chosen in partisan elections. Exceptions to this include: Circuit Court candidates in Vanderburgh County and Superior Court candidates in Allen County, who face non-partisan elections. Also, judges in Lake and St. Joseph Counties are appointed by the Governor. Judges of all court levels, once in office, must face retention elections at the end of their terms.

Selection

Judicial selection in Indiana

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Method

Comm. select., Gov. appt.

Term - 10 years

Method

Comm. select., Gov. appt.

Term - 10 years

Method

Partisan elections

Term - 6 years

Method

Partisan elections

Term - 6 years


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